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The Merrick is the highest hill in Southern Scotland. A popular ascent from Glen Trool, it presides high over a wild landscape, thankfully well away from the extensive forestry plantations.
Region: Dumfries and Galloway
Altitude: 843 metres
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Detailed route description and map
Other routes and challenges
In addition to the two routes described, there are more challenging options. One is a traverse of the western ridge of the Galloway hills - the Awful Hand - from Benyellary, right through to Shalloch on Minnoch (or beyond).
Walker-friendly accommodation in the area
Users' walk reports for Benyellary
There are 3017 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Merrick. They have contributed 51 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.